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Avon Valley Railway (AVR)

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Address: Bath Road | Bitton Station, Bristol BS30 6HD, England
Phone Number: 0117 932 5538
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Bristol and Bath's heritage steam railway, offering a six mile round trip...
Bristol and Bath's heritage steam railway, offering a six mile round trip which takes passengers along sections of the old Midland Railway, providing a chance to see the magnificent River Avon Valley from a unique viewpoint.
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Murder mystery evening

Eight of us went to a murder mystery on the Avon Railway. It was 'Allo allo' themed, and we all dressed up to get into the occasion. It was great fun - the actors were great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Eight of us went to a murder mystery on the Avon Railway. It was 'Allo allo' themed, and we all dressed up to get into the occasion. It was great fun - the actors were great, very funny and always in character. We were given an introduction to them all, then given a chance to explore the station for clues.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We visited on a sunny bank holiday and really enjoyed our visit. We had a 2yr old and a 4yr old and everyone had a great time (even the adults), seeing the engine turn around was fascinating and fun. We had a day ticket so was able to leave and walk a little on the cycle path to a pub... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Went ad-hoc with father-in-law and daughter and they both loved the train ride. Was short and sweet but they loved it!!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My minders loved this experience from start to finish from buying tickets having the ticket punched. Lots to look at on the short journeys. Children very excited have not stopped talking about it well worth the entry fee will definatly be visiting again

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Visited today with the in laws and saw 5 trains in a space of the hour we were there. Lovely atmosphere and good ice cream! Brilliant for free

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We had a lovely comfortable ride. So comfortable i could have fallen asleep. The ticket is valid all day.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

went to the Avon Valley Railway today for lunch had a delieous fish and chip lunch the fish was amazing and the meal was hot very good chef and staff. Would recommend and go back again never had a bad meal.

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Called in for a breakfast with my son , we both went for the Belly Buster ! It was a beutiful breakfast with a rack of worm toast and wery tasty , well worth a visit also the staff were very polite they also had some beutiful looking cakes all. First class !!! Mmmmm

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

What a wonderful time that we had at avon valley rail....took the family for lunch soup roast dessert and coffee all delicious promptly and pleasantly served by the wonderful staff....l Couldn't believe the value for money have paid twice as much else where and received tiny portions served by grumpy people......will definitely be returning was an unforgettable day out food... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We booked the "Steam 'n' Cuisine" for 2 and we were very excited to live a proper old-school experience when people dined in trains. The train was very nicely decorated, with name reservations on the windows and flowers on the table. It all looked very neat and our food expectations were high. Little did we know. We had pre-ordered our... More 

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